Six-word story.

by Jennifer Dyer

Long or short, people enjoy stories. I recently came across an article about reading and writing short stories. In the article, the author referred to a famous six-word story sometimes attributed to Earnest Hemingway: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” It evokes all sorts of images and emotions. For me, sadness, like maybe someone was having a baby, but the child didn’t make it. At the same time, it might mean the mother was like me and overlooked an entire box of baby clothes. They grow so fast, if you blink, they’re too big for the shoes anyway.

How about you?

In honor of the short story, I wrote one:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does that say to you?

Your turn. Want to write a six(ish)-word story? I’d love to see it! Feel free to leave it in the comments or join us on Facebook.

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